Laurus nobilis (Bay Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen, conical tree or large shrub with aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves. Flowers small, greenish-yellow in clusters. March to April. Ht.12mt.(38ft.). Black berries after female flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for borders, containers, topiary and cooking.
Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo)
Evergreen or semi-evergreen, upright shrub with narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaflets. Large panicles of small, star-shaped white flowers. July to August. Ht.2m.(6ft.). Leaves purplish-red when young and in autumn. Spherical, red fruits after flowers. grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil with some shelter. Good for specimen plant or in border.
Saxifraga x urbium Variegata (Londons Pride)
- Usually Flowers : September, October, November
Rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves splashed with gold. Elegant, upright wiry stems have loose panicles of small pink flowers with red and yellow dots. May to June. Ht.30cm.(1ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for front of borders, rockeries and edging.